Free time, something that’s often accounted amongst ideas most luxurious, can become ampler when you find yourself indefinitely working from home. That being said, you might be looking for ways to use your newly acquired free time. Broaden your horizons and enhance your skillset, knowledgeability, and more with these five things you can focus on from home.
1. Speak a New Language
Agnostic to industry, being multi-lingual can give you a leg up with clients, more professionally marketable, and even make your future travel aspirations more immersive. Apps like DuoLingo and Babbel will help you be well on your way to learning a new language.
2. Join a Virtual Book Club
Books, fictional or not, are windows into different parts of the world. Exploring books in your favorite genre, self-improvement, or even something outside of your comfort zone, can be a source of enlightenment and relaxation. What’s more, you can join a virtual book club to enhance your experience and connect with new people.
3. Music for Your Soul
With research showing that learning an instrument can have a lasting positive impact on your brain function, now is the perfect time to pick up that guitar. Fender is offering three months free of their Fender Play service which will help you navigate the six-string – also consider a ukulele or piano lessons to find your musical muse.
4. Learn from the Best
Whether it’s in the kitchen with Chef Gordon Ramsay, behind the camera with Annie Leibovitz, or in the boardroom with former Disney CEO Bob Iger, MasterClass offers in-depth lessons with titans of industry from all walks of business. What better way to learn a new skill from the best in their field?
5. Take Up Art
If all else fails, grab a pencil and paper and learn some pointers from professional illustrators – drawing can be a great way to alleviate stress and can help your mind problem-solve from a different perspective.
Free time is ultimately what we make of it, and during these challenging times, what we do with our free time can truly help us make it through them. If there is something you’re doing with your free time, feel free to share in the comments below – we’re in this together.